- Slouch is defined as an incompetent person or a lazy, drooping, improper posture.
- The casual, lazy position you sit in when slumped on the sofa instead of sitting up straight is an example of a slouch.
- A person who is extremely skilled at playing poker is an example of someone who is no slouch at poker.
- The definition of slouch is to move, sit or stand with bad posture, with your shoulders bent forward.
When you are slumped over on the sofa instead of sitting up straight, this is an example of when you slouch on the sofa.
- a person who is awkward or lazy
- Informal a person who is incompetent: usually with a negative: she's no slouch at golf
- a drooping or bending forward of the head and shoulders
- slovenly posture in general
- a hanging down or drooping, as of a hat brim
Origin of slouch; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps dialect, dialectal slouk, a lazy fellow ; from Old Norse sl?kr ; from sl?ka, to hang down, droop ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)leug-, variant, variety of base an unverified form (s)leu-, to hang limply from source slug, sleet
- to sit, stand, walk, etc. in a slouch
- to droop, as a hat brim
verbslouched, slouch·ing, slouch·es
- To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
- To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
- An awkward, drooping posture or gait.
- Slang An awkward, lazy, or inept person: good at chess and no slouch at bridge, either.
Origin of slouchOrigin unknown.
(countable and uncountable, plural slouches)
(third-person singular simple present slouches, present participle slouching, simple past and past participle slouched)
From Old Norse slÃ³kr (“a slouching, lazy fellow") , (cognate to Swedish sloka, to wilt, slouch.